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Guide To Oregon's Snow Skiing and Snowboarding



Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding Snowmobiling Cross Country Skiing Snow Shoeing Dog Sledding Sledding & Other Snow Fun

Oregon is an idyllic winter wonderland. It has the longest ski/ride season in North America. Mt. Hood is just a short drive from Portland which allows you the opportunity to go skiing/boarding/tubing/snowshoeing for the day and be back home in the evening.

Mount Bachelor is located around 4 hour drive from Portland, more specifically 20+ miles west of Bend. The base elevation is 5100 feet and peaks at 6680 feet. The average snowfall is over 360 inches. It is a premiere skiing and snowboarding facility with 71 runs with 10 chair lifts. To get a snow report call 541-382-7888.

Willamette Pass is located 70 miles east of Eugene which makes it a very popular mountain for residents of Eugene and Springfield. You can take the Willamette Pass Express, a shuttle from Eugene to the resort, for just $14.00. (Shuttle reservation 541-345-7669) The base elevation is 5700 feet with a peak at 9065 feet. The average snowfall is over 400 inches. The mountain supports 29 runs with 5 chair lifts at an economical cost. For a snow report call 541-345-7669.

Hoodo Ski Area is located 25 miles from Salem. The base elevation is 4668 feet and peaks at 5703 feet. The average snowfall is over 400 inches. The area supports 25 run with 5 chairs at an economical price. For a snow report call 541-822-3799.

Anthony Lakes is located 140 miles from Boise, Idaho in Eastern Oregon. It is a small resort with a base elevation of 7100 feet and peaks at 8000 feet. The average snowfall is 300 inches. This resort features economical pricing with 21 runs and 1 triple chair. For a snow report call 541-345-7669.

Mount Hood offer's nearly 200 combined runs with five ski areas just an hour southeast of Portland. The Fusion Shuttle begins and ends each weekend day at the Sandy Starbucks. It makes loops between Skibowl and Timberline Lodge all day long.

MT. Hood Ski Bowl is the closest ski area to Portland. It is North America's largest night skiing area. It is great for beginners.

SKI BOWL - GOVERNMENT CAMP charges $40/day or $29/night.

Timberline Lodge charges $42/day; $33/night.

MT. HOOD MEADOWS is the mountain's largest ski area. It covers 2,150 acres with some of the best snow in the Pacific Northwest.

SUMMIT SKI AREA has been around since 1927. It is the second oldest continuous operating ski area in the United States with a base elevation is 4,000 feet. There is one chair lift and also a tubing hill. Call (503) 272-0256 for further details.

Cooper Spur has an average snowfall of 100 inches. There are 2 lifts and with one double chair. The base elevation is 4000 feet with the top at 4350 feet.

Mount Ashland has 4 lifts with 2 triple chairs and 2 double chairs and offers 200 acres suitable for skiing. The base elevation is 6383 feet with the top elevation at 7533 feet.

Spout Springs offers 4 lifts which include 2 double chairs and 2 surface lifts with 200 suitable acres for skiing. The base elevation is 4850 feet and the top is at 5500 feet.